Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe, worldwide family entertainment publisher Outright Games, and UK based development studio Funsolve, in collaboration with Sony Pictures, have announced that Jumanji: The Video Game is now available on Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC Digital.
In the game, you should follow the wise words of your intrepid guide Nigel and head off for adventure. You will take on the role of one of Jumanji’s greatest heroes - Dr. Smolder Bravestone, Ruby Roundhouse, Franklin “Mouse” Finbar and Professor Shelly Oberon - and fight your way through waves of deadly marauders and dangerous, exotic creatures.
You can team up with friends in online mode or split-screen mode as you seek to find the precious Jewels of Jumanji taking on deadly enemies to save the world and find a way home.
Hunt for Jumanji board pieces in the jungles, dodge deadly traps in underground catacombs and fight your way through winding city alleyways.
Choose your hero and use their unique abilities and weapons to survive the unpredictable and fantastical world of Jumanji.
“The day has finally come to release Jumanji: The Video Game into the wild and we couldn’t be more excited,” said Outright Games CEO Terry Malham.
“Since the beginning of the project, we’ve been dedicated to bringing the fun-filled, epic adventure from these iconic films to our video game and can’t wait for the world to be part of the action.”
Online multiplayer is available from launch on PC and Xbox One. There will be a console patch deployed soon this November that activates online functionality for Playstation 4.
Jumanji: The Video Game is based on the very successful Sony Pictures film franchise that began in 1995 with the original Jumanji and has gone on to produce the worldwide hit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle in 2017 as well as its highly anticipated sequel Jumanji: The Next Level releasing this December.
Jumanji: The Video Game runs on Unreal Engine 4, and is released worldwide. In Australia and New Zealand, however, it will be launched a bit later, on December 6.